Friday Update

Well … 4 weeks left! Yikes! Time is just flying and June will be very full of fun and exciting activities. We have a few more things we are trying to finish and get through, but it will be intermixed with lots of fun events! Definitely a busy time of year! Next week, on Wednesday, we are going to start a SUMMER COUNTDOWN. Each day we are going to pop a balloon and inside will be a fun activity or thing that we can do for that day. The students seem to be pretty excited about it … should be lots of fun 🙂

Dates to Remember:

Monday, May 29th – Spring Sing

Wednesday, May 31st

  • Knight Day
  • Last Chapel of the Year

Friday, June 2nd – Swimming Field Trip

Spelling and Phonograms:

  1. ride
  2. push
  3. within
  4. above
  5. stop
  6. pick
  7. leave
  8. buy
  9. mind
  10. four
  11. once
  12. track
  13. fences
  14. mad
  15. groans
  16. neck
  17. lesson
  18. honey
  19. unless
  20. catch

ay, oe, wh, oo, ou, ew, oi, kn, oy, oa

Bible Memory:

Psalm 40:1-5

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.”

This is the last verse that will be added to this passage. We will practice it for a couple of weeks and then I will test it at the end.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading – last week for Home Reading
  • No more Full Dress Uniform on Wednesdays
  • Reminder that Spring Sing is coming up on Monday, May 29th @ 7pm. Students are asked to be in classrooms by 6:40pm. Dress code is jeans and a black or white t-shirt. Thanks!
  • May 26th will be the last day to sign out library books. They will be due back by June 2nd. After June 2nd the replacement cost of missing books will be billed to the students account.
  • I have organized a field trip to go swimming on Friday, June 2nd for the afternoon. I was just trying to get the last few details organized, and so the permission slips will be going home on Monday. Please make sure that you sign those and return them right away. I would love to have several parent volunteers to go swimming with the kids. So please keep this in mind as you prepare your week 🙂

Pictures from Our Week:

Researching for Science

Summer Countdown!!

 

 

Spring Sing Update!

Hey Everyone, Just wanted to update you on some details for Spring Sing that I have just received. Any questions, let me know 🙂 Here is the information from our music teachers:

Hello parents,

Our annual Spring Sing concert is this Monday, May 29th, at 7pm. Students need to be in their classrooms at 6:40 in order to line up and be seated with their classes. The dress code is black and white or a combination of the two (not grey), with casual bottoms, such as blue jeans. Any shoe is fine, but please no shorts or skirts. I would prefer that the students not have any logos or characters on their shirts, and if you are unsure of what to have them wear, the uniform shirt is a good option.

I would like to encourage you to come out to this event. As a mom of two busy kids, I am all too aware that the pressure to keep up with events and activities can be overwhelming, which is why we try to keep nighttime events to a minimum. Your child has worked hard on their music and is looking forward to performing with their class, and we hope that all of our students will be able to attend this event.

Many thanks,

Hannah Mackie and Ruby Caswell

Friday Update

Superhero Dress Up day was definitely a highlight this week. We started off the day with a lot of excitement in chapel, as the MC students joined us. They got the kids all pumped up during worship, performed a dance, and shared with us about the Trinity … the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It was a day full of excitement and fun. We also started research projects in Science. Students chose, from a few options, what they would like to research and then they were put into research groups. It has been fun to watch them delve into this project, learning how to research and work together in this way. We also had a surprise fire drill on Thursday. The students responded well, stopping what they were doing, and following directions to ensure safety. Great job Grade 2’s!

Dates to Remember:

Monday, May 22nd – Victoria Day, No School

          A heads up for the busy month of June coming up …. 

Wednesday, June 7th – Last Assembly of the year

Wednesday, June 14th – Talent Show and also a half day (noon dismissal)

Tuesday, June 20th – Waterslides

Wednesday, June 21st – Fun Day – Half Day (noon dismissal)

Friday, June 23rd – Last day of school, Chapel from 11-12 – noon dismissal

Spelling and Phonograms:

No spelling or phonograms tests this week due to the short week 🙂

Bible Memory:

Psalm 40:1-4

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading
  • No more Full Dress Uniform on Wednesdays
  • Reminder that Spring Sing is coming up on Monday, May 29th @ 7pm. Students are asked to be in classrooms by 6:45pm. Thanks!
  • May 26th will be the last day to sign out library books. They will be due back by June 2nd. After June 2nd the replacement cost of missing books will be billed to the students account.

Pictures from Our Week:

Superhero Dress Up 

 

Visit with Mya’s 4 week old kitten!

Friday Update

We have had a good week together. Watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was definitely a highlight. Thanks to those who sent treats for the class. We have been studying life cycles in Science, this week we talked about the Butterfly life cycle and wrote an animal report. They are looking forward to having some choice and writing their own animal reports next week.

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, May 17th – Superhero Dress Up Day

Spelling and Phonograms:

  1. talk
  2. walk
  3. country
  4. half
  5. done
  6. gone
  7. soap
  8. black
  9. clothe
  10. clothing
  11. power
  12. road
  13. stream
  14. church
  15. dash
  16. feed
  17. news
  18. suit
  19. table
  20. dead

oe, ey, ti, ng, ew, ie, ough, ur, si, ed

Bible Memory:

Psalm 40:1-3

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading
  • May 26th will be the last day to sign out library books. They will be due back by June 2nd. After June 2nd the replacement cost of missing books will be billed to the students account.
  • I will be away on Monday, May 15th
  • The last scholastic book order has gone home. It will need to be returned by June 2nd so that your orders are in before the end of the year

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

We have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory together as a class. The students have all loved it! We are almost done reading the book, and I would like to watch the movie together on Thursday, May 11th. If you have any concerns about this movie, or whether it is appropriate for your child, please email me and let me know about any concerns. Thanks so much!

Friday Update

It has been a busy week. We had Jeans Day, we went out to our Garden Box and planted some peas, carrots, and beans, field trip to the Blue Heron Reserve, an assembly on Fears and Worries. So a very full, but great week! Thanks to all the parents who joined us on the field trip this afternoon, it was a fun, although wet, afternoon!

Dates to Remember:

Nothing out of the ordinary to remember for this week.

Spelling and Phonograms:

  1. draw
  2. felt
  3. upon
  4. poor
  5. owe
  6. herd
  7. lion
  8. keep
  9. join
  10. they
  11. water
  12. even
  13. mile
  14. sir
  15. zero
  16. grow
  17. rung
  18. across
  19. behind
  20. cost

ei, th, kn, ck, igh, ch, ow, ea, ph, dge

Bible Memory:

Psalm 40:1-2

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading

Pictures from Our Week:

A little clip of how we pass rainy days in the classroom …

 

Garden Visit. 

Blue Heron Reserve

  

Friday Update

May is here … and with it hopefully some sunshine! We have had a short but busy week. Grandparents Day was definitely a highlight! Thanks so much for sending out the invites and encouraging grandparents to come in … the students love being able to share what they do at school with these special people in their lives.

May Dates/Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, May 3rd

  • Jeans Day
  • Fear and Anxiety Assembly

May 5th – Blue Heron Reserve field trip in the afternoon

Wednesday, May 17th – Super Hero Dress Up Day

Monday, May 22nd – Victoria Day – No School

Monday, May 29th – Spring Sing – 7pm

Wednesday, May 31st – Knight Day

Spelling and Phonograms:

  1. freedom
  2. pound
  3. stick
  4. gift
  5. class
  6. afternoon
  7. horse
  8. hero
  9. brother
  10. wife
  11. club
  12. goose
  13. loaf
  14. knife
  15. ear
  16. week
  17. title
  18. stamp
  19. glass
  20. set

sh, ou, oo, wh, ci, au, ear, tch, aw, ui

Bible Memory:

I have tested our 1 John passage and we are going to start working on Psalm40:1-5

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading – reminder to bring it in on your day
  • Permission forms for Blue Heron Reserve … still a few more that need to be brought in
  • Jeans Day – In order to wear jeans or casual clothes on May 3rd, students must purchase a button from the office … if you choose not to buy a button then you will be dressed in Full Dress Uniform as per usual

Pictures from our Week:

Grandparent’s Day 

Friday Update

It is hard to believe that we are in the last week of April already … time is just flying by! We had Service Day this past week and we went on our garbage walk. The rain held off, which we were so thankful for, and we were able to pick up lots of garbage to help keep our streets clean.

Dates to Remember:

Monday, April 24th – Pro D Day – No School

Wednesday, April 26th – Knight Day

Thursday, April 27th – Grandparent’s Day

Spelling and Phonograms:

No Spelling or Phonogram Tests this week due to the short week.

Bible Memory:

1 John 4:7-16 (NLT)

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world. All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God in them.

I will be testing the entire passage this week.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading – remember to bring it in … it seems that we are starting to forget our home reading more often, please try and remember to bring it … It is important that we keep practicing our reading
  • Grandparents Day – reminder that Grandparents Day is on Thursday … I hope  you have all invited your grandparents or someone who can come in lieu of if your grandparents aren’t available. It is going to be a great afternoon!
  • Highroad Academy Garden is hosting a Spring Market on April 21st from 2-4pm in the school foyer. Students will be selling Spring flowers, cupcakes and hand scrubs. Come out and support the Highroad Garden!

Pictures from Our Week:

Service Day

  

  

  

Class Visitor – Mrs. Loeppky’s dog Rocco

 

Weekly Update

Happy Easter! I hope you all enjoy the extra long weekend!

Dates to Remember:

Monday, April 17th – Easter Monday, School is Closed

Wednesday, April 19th – Service Day

Spelling and Phonograms:

List was introduced on Monday, April 10th, and will be tested on Friday, April 21st. We will be doing just one list over the two short weeks.

  1. single
  2. earth
  3. garden
  4. bear
  5. cotton
  6. rain
  7. fear
  8. evil
  9. mail
  10. night
  11. king
  12. queen
  13. party
  14. danger
  15. basket
  16. cloud
  17. thirst
  18. eye
  19. wagon
  20. crime

Bible Memory:

1 John 4:7-16 (NLT)

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Saviour of the world. All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God in them.

We will practice this whole passage for another week before it will be texted the week after.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Reminder to bring in your home reading on your assigned day
  • Service Day – we will be doing a garbage pick up walk with the grade three class – permission slips have gone home. Please return them to school on Tuesday. Sorry for the short notice!
  • Grandparents Day – Grandparents Day is coming up at the end of April. The students have all brought home invitations to give to their grandparents inviting them to our third annual tea. If they do not have any grandparents that are able to attend, they may have “surrogate” grandparents, or another relative come in their place.

Pictures from our Week:

PJ Day! 

Playing Around 🙂

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